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Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program Benefits

Program Description

In exchange for a two-year commitment to your research career, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will repay up to $35,000 per year of your qualified repayable educational debt, pay an additional 39 percent of the repayments to cover your Federal taxes, and may reimburse state taxes that may result from these payments.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a U.S. citizen (or U.S. national or permanent resident) and have a M.D., Ph.D., Psy.D., Pharm. D., D.O., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.P.M., D.C., N.D., DVM or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited institution.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

The NIH Extramural LRP application cycle is open from September 1 through November 15 each year. If the cycle is open please visit http://www.lrp.nih.gov/apply_here/index.aspx to begin your application.

Program Contact Information

For more information about the NIH Office of Loan Repayment, contact the LRP HelpDesk: lrp@nih.gov 1-866-849-4047
You may also visit the following website for more information: http://www.lrp.nih.gov